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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: Science

The Brain

A Beginner's Guide

Ammar al-Chalabi Martin Turner

It has been remarked that if the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn’t. Commencing with a brief history of neuroscience, from the ancient practice of drilling holes in the head to relieve headaches to the latest results from MRI and CT scans, this accessible guide sets out to explore exactly what we do know about the brain. Including the most up-to-date research on the cerebral processes behind a wide array of human activity – from our capacity for language to how we remember – this lively and entertaining introduction assumes no previous scientific knowledge and offers a tantalizing glimpse into man’s most complex organ.

  • Publication date: February 25, 2008
  • ISBN: 9781851685943
  • RRP: £11.99
  • Pages: 272

Reviews

Scientific and Medical Network, "This is a thoughtfully set out book that is more accessible than the Oxford very short introduction for the general reader."Garth Nicholson - Associate Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Sydney, "A virtuoso performance! The book is technical, easy to read and entertaining."Scientific and Medical Network - "This is a thoughtfully set out book that is more accessible than the Oxford very short introduction for the general reader."

Ammar al-Chalabi

Ammar Al-Chalabi is Honorary Honorary Consultant Neurologist at King’s College Hospital and Senior Lecturer in Neurology and Complex Disease Genetics at King’s College London.

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